We are looking to replace the current web site http://www.vermontbiz.com with an updated, professional, clean, modern, and easier to navigate web site. It should have a *HINT* of Web 2.0 Feel to it. But NOT SHINY or REFLECTIVE.
ONE page design – possible simple sub-page (NO-Coding)
The winner would have the opportunity for future work on this project and others after the prize is awarded.
*PLEASE DO NOT USE TEMPLATES (Template will be disqualified and reported)
*Creative and original works only
NAVIGATION-Must be Horizontal (Sub Nav drop down items shown in parenthesis):
-MAGAZINE (Current Issue, Editorial Calendar, Letters to the Editor, Submit Your Letter)
BUSINESS NEWS (Press Releases, Submit Release, Business Calendar, Submit Calendar, Special Events)
INFOBANK (Search Infobank, Submit Listing)
ARCHIVES (Recent Issues, Pre-2002 Issues)
ADVERTISE (Print Advertising, Online Advertising, Editorial Calendar)
SUBSCRIBE BUTTON: There should be a really dominant SUBSCRIBE button besides the one that is in the navigation that would be visible on all pages calling people to action to subscribe to their online magazine.
MEMBER LOGIN: There should be a user/pass login in the top right corner of every page allowing members to login easily
SEARCH: There should be a search bar text box allowing users to search for content
BANNER ADVERTISING: The site should have space for a HORIZONTAL banner as well as RIGHT COLUMN TOWER BANNERS for them to put in banner advertisements. PLEASE use the banners on the current web site in your concept designs!
*THE HOME PAGE*: The Home Page should be an overview of the parts of the site. It should show the CURRENT issue like the current site does as well as little clips from each section like the current site does. This just MUST BE in a much EASIER TO READ, CLEANER, MORE VISUALLY PLEASING WAY!
IDEAL COLORS: #083c70, #bc2b3c, #999999, #cccccc - But we are open to see other colors and complimentary colors